Prosper ISD School Board Members

  • Board of Trustees meets on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. (unless otherwise publicized)
    Central Administration Board Room located at 605 E. 7th St., Prosper, TX 75078

President

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Drew Wilborn

Place 7
Term 2021 - 2024
Moved to Prosper in June 2017.
Graduated from UNT with a BS in Accounting and DBU with a MA in Christian Education
Serve as Executive Pastor – Antioch Fellowship MBC, Dallas, TX   
Elected to the Board in 2021
Married to Danielle
Children:  Scyler and Dylan

My wife and I moved our family here in June 2017. We moved for one reason: Prosper ISD. We love Prosper ISD. When we moved here, I never imagined I would be bestowed the trust of the community nor the honor of the role of serving as one of the Prosper ISD Board Trustees. I do not take this opportunity for granted.

I desire to see our amazing district continue to educate our learners and serve our families in a manner that matches what drew many of us here. Additionally, I desire to see our amazing District retain and attract the best staff at all levels. I commit to serving in such a way that our community is proud to have elected me.

Vice-President

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Debra Smith

Place 5
Term 2020 - 2023
Moved to Prosper in November 2002.
Graduated from Angelo State University with a BA in Business Administration.
Spent majority of career in insurance industry – positions from underwriting to Team Manager.    
Served as PTO President and other board positions on four campuses.
Elected to the Board in 2014
Married to Dwayne
Children:  Dalton and Daylin


My children have each been PISD students since Kindergarten. Our family has experienced growth in the district when PISD expanded from its third campus, Folsom Elementary to now. I have spent the last eight years volunteering on five campuses, getting to know students, parents, staff and administrators. Equally valuable, I have become familiar with the processes and systems that PISD relies on to provide an exemplary experience for all.

I realize how important preparation, organization, readiness and communication are as we are poised to dramatically grow in the near future. My heartfelt goal is to help PISD maintain its focus on the highest quality education, character development and positive impact the changes will undoubtedly have on our children. I am honored to serve as a PISD Board member. 

 

Secretary

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Kelly Cavender

Place 3

Term 2022 - 2025
Moved to Prosper from Oklahoma City in June, 2014
Oklahoma State University – BS in Finance
Senior Vice President – InterBank, Dallas, TX
Elected to the Board in 2019
Married to Tammy Cavender
Children: Kelsey (Class of 2020) and Taylor (Class of 2023)

It is an honor to serve the students, staff and community of Prosper ISD.  Over the next five years our district will see tremendous growth and the challenges that come with it.  I will work with my fellow board members to make use of the district's funds effectively and efficiently and stay on a path of fiscal responsibility.

We have great leadership that strives to make the district one that we all can be proud of, and I am committed to making sure Prosper ISD continues this tradition of excellence by focusing on what is best for all students and staff.      

Board Member

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Bill Beavers

Place 4
Term 2021 - 2024
Moved to Prosper from Frisco, TX in April 2012 (Native Texan)
BBA in Management from Hardin-Simmons University
MBA in Strategic Leadership from Amberton University
Commercial Sales Manager at Cirro Energy an NRG company (Plano, TX)
Elected to the Board in 2018
Married to Teri
Children:  Rachel (Class of ’26), Emily (Class of ‘29), Will (Class of ’30), Jack (Class of ’32) and Katie (Class of ’36)

What a great honor it is to work with the excellent leadership and educators of Prosper ISD to make our school district one of the very best in the state of Texas.  We must prepare for and thrive in the midst of our challenges, giving our students the best possible educational experience and providing them with a solid foundation for great future success.  Our kids deserve nothing less.  I do not take lightly the responsibility entrusted to us by the wonderful community we serve and look forward to the task ahead of us as we prepare for and strive towards a bright future in Prosper ISD. 

Board Member

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Jorden Dial

Place 1
Term 2022 - 2025
Moved to Prosper in August 2016 from McKinney
Graduated from Texas Tech University with a BS in Construction Engineering and a minor in Business
Serves as a Director for Joeris General Contractors
Elected to the Board in 2022
Married to Whitney
Children: Emerie (Class of 2033) and Rowen (Class of 2037) 

I am honored to be able to serve our district as a Board Trustee.  Our students, staff, families and community are what make Prosper ISD the best district and I am excited to continue serving these individuals.  I commit to being an educated and informed board trustee and will work with our district leadership to always do what is right for all students and staff in our amazing district.

Having served with the Prosper Education Foundation Board, I have had a front row seat to the incredible opportunities that our students are given and the support that our staff receives from our community.  I will work to continue our focus on quality education, recruiting and retaining the best staff and continuing the financial stewardship for Prosper ISD.

Board Member

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Dena Dixon

Place 2
Term 2020 - 2023
Moved to Prosper in April 2003
Graduated from University of Texas Arlington with a BS in Psychology and a minor in Sociology 
Licensed Insurance Agent, specializing in corporate benefit enrollments; Extensive Community Involvement in Children’s Ministry, Cornerstone, LovePacs, Prosper Ladies Association and High School Booster Clubs
Elected to the Board in 2020
Married to Jason
Children:  Mark (Class of 2013), Drew (Class of 2017), Jacob (Class of 2020), and Emma (Class of 2021) 

After having children in Prosper ISD for over 17 years, I am honored to have the opportunity to serve our district in this capacity. I am proud to be a part of a district that values educating the whole child as top priority, is continually searching for innovative ways to help our students reach their full potential and retain excellent teachers and advocates for our students and staff at the state and federal level. We have a tremendous amount of work to do in our rapidly growing district to maintain an environment that each child can thrive in and be successful in their future endeavors and I am excited to continue this work alongside Dr. Ferguson, staff and fellow board members. My goal is to insure we maintain the standard of excellence we are accustomed to in Prosper ISD for future generations to come. 

Board Member

Phone:

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Garrett Linker

Place 6
Term 2022 - 2025
Moved to Prosper in January 2021
Graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Communication and double minors in Business and Political Science.
Small-business owner in Prosper, TX specializing in financial services and long-term care planning.  
Elected to the Board in 2022
Married to Lyndi Linker
Children:  Parker, Ryan and Eli

My family and I moved to Prosper, TX in 2021 and chose Prosper specifically because of the school district.  Under the incredible leadership over the last decade, Prosper has become a destination district and one of the true gems of North Texas. 

It is an incredible honor to be elected as a Board Trustee for Prosper ISD and it is a responsibility I take very seriously.  I will work hard every single day for the students, parents, and faculty of Prosper ISD.  I will do everything I can to ensure we continue to have the best teachers, the best academic opportunities for our children, and that our district works for every single family.  We are Prosper, We are One!